New Delhi: Two months after his pounding electoral achievement in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has compensated political strategist Prashant Kishor, the draftsman of his campaign, by naming him as his counsel for arranging and program execution.
By notice issued by the principal secretary of Bihar’s cabinet coordination dept on Thursday, Kishor would have the status equivalent to a cabinet minister in the state.
Kishor’s brief is to look for approaches to execute Kumar’s seven-point agenda, which incorporate extending access to higher education, and enhancing power, street network and sanitation in the state. Furnishing the young with job skills and broadening livelihood opportunities, and researvation for ladies in government jobs are other key components of the plan.
“Yes, he is close to Nitish Kumar and has been compensated for all that he has done for the party. He should have been the counsel to Kumar as he assumed an incredible part in our victory in Bihar,” said Bashistha Narain Singh, president of the Bihar unit of Kumar’s Janata Dal (United), or JD (U).